By now, you’re probably aware of the benefits of Halo Laser and how it works. Halo laser is the first of its kind. Before, the treatments available to correct certain skin issues and conditions had many limitations. Halo Laser, on the other hand, is the first hybrid fractional laser to use ablative and non-ablative laser energy to repair the skin (which means, Halo works on all skin types and ages)
Popular for its effectiveness, Halo Laser is well known for bringing dramatic results and requiring minimal downtime. Furthermore, a single halo session can give you much better results than 6 or 7 sessions of other treatments.
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What Can You Expect From Halo?
Before Halo Treatment
Before treatment, your doctor will apply a numbing agent to make the procedure as painless as possible. Aside from the laser, the halo laser machine features an integrated Zimmer tube, responsible for the cooling effect that you will feel during the procedure.
Also, before undergoing treatment, your doctor will do the following:
- Review your medical history.
Your doctor will ask questions about current and past medical conditions or other medications that you are taking or have taken recently.
- Conduct a physical exam.
Your doctor will check your skin and the area that will be treated. This will help them determine the possible changes they will make and how your physical features will impact the results.
- Discuss expectations.
Your doctor will explain what you can expect from the procedure and the possible risks. Make sure you are aware of the healing time and the possible results.
Since lasers act by purposefully injuring the skin to stimulate regeneration, you will also be advised to take medication – before and after the treatment. You will be prescribed an antiviral medication before and after the treatment, and might also be advised to take oral antibiotics to prevent complications.
During The Procedure
The length of each Halo Laser treatment, the number of treatments needed, and the side effects felt after each session will vary dramatically from person to person. However, most patients report that the heat from the treatment device resembles a prickling sensation.
For the protection of the outer layer of the skin, your doctor will apply a water-based gel. Also, since a numbing cream is used (and sometimes oral anti-inflammatories) the treatment is not painful. However, you will feel heat and some discomfort.
As described by most patients, the actual experience isn’t painful but it is intense – as the procedure goes on, the discomfort increases and the heat starts building up. This sensation disappears after about an hour, whatsoever.
Time can vary depending on lots of different factors, but generally speaking, the procedure lasts about 20 minutes for the entire face.
That’s it for the session!
After Halo Treatment
The procedure is customizable. Depending on the current condition of your skin and your goals, after-treatment can be experienced differently. If you’re interested in the shortest amount of downtime, the treatment is adjusted to do just that. If you want the most dramatic results, the laser is adjusted to target deeper layers of skin.
Generally, what most patients experience is very similar:
- For the first few hours, the face is going to feel hot.
- You will experience redness and a little inflammation.
- About 1 day after the treatment there’s no pain, but skin can feel tight or rough
- After a few days, the skin feels rough, no pain, and even less inflammation
After treatment, you can also notice darker spots called mends. Microscopic Epithelial Necrotic Debris (MENDS for short) occurs because of the microscopical wounds caused by the laser. They contain large amounts of the skin- darkening pigment melanin and can feel like crust.
After a few days, redness and inflammation will disappear and your skin will start shedding, revealing the new skin.
It is important to remember that you should avoid unprotected sun exposure. To avoid irregular pigmentation in the treated area you should use sunblock and make sure you are protected from sun exposure following the treatment.
Results Are Incredible But Not Immediate (They Improve Over Time)
A common misconception is that Halo Skin Resurfacing provides immediate results. This is not the case. It is going to take some time to see the maximum results from the treatment. With Halo, your skin will be gradually getting better and younger-looking for about 3 months.
Even though you can see your new skin appearing after just a few days, the best results start showing about 1 month after the treatment. During the following weeks, collagen production will increase making your skin look even younger and fine lines and wrinkles even less apparent.
Considering Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing?
Achieving beautiful and younger-looking skin is easy with Halo Laser. Contact our Luxury Med Spa to set up your treatment or learn more about your options. NEOSkin Center’s Qualified Staff can help you improve your skin’s appearance and health with the Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment.